Batiks, B&W’s!

Batik 4

The batik scrap bin overflows! I have been wanting to do another batik scrappy, and decided to mix them with black and white fabrics.  Such a fun combination that was a joy to put together.  Admittedly, the black and white bin was not as full as anticipated and yardage was purchased for the borders and binding.  Still, the fabrics used in this quilt were mostly from scrap stash which makes it a win!

I worked on this quilt while quilting with friends at the family farm of one this past December.  It was such a special time of conversing, laughing, being amazed at their talents, good food and we were even treated to a bit of a snowfall one evening!

Batik 3

The quilt top did not get completed at our sew-in as the fabric I brought for the borders just did not work.  It can be so helpful to have the eyes and input from other quilters.  I knew immediately they were right in their assessment, so it waited until I got home.

Batik 2

I really like the backing I used – a funky print and a bright solid.  The overall quilting pattern used by my longarmer goes perfectly with the quilt top.

Batik 1

Another finish.  Another empty project box – Yeah! And, I’m holding true to my goal for 2020: “No new projects until I am down to five project boxes.”  It’s going to be a while…will I be able to do it??

Linking up:   Midweek Makers  Needle & Thread

6 responses »

  1. Joyce, I love the quilt! The quilting design is perfect.

    I, too, am trying to get my stash down a bit, and clear the surfaces in my sewing room so that it isn’t so visually overwhelming. I have picked out a new sewing table and storage unit from IKEA, but first, I need to get ruthless about clearing out some items. I am not good at that.

    I hope that you and Bob are well.


  2. Great quilt and a great resolution! Good luck with it. I work on UFOs all the time, and finally they are down to just a few, with a few projects (not started) waiting in the wings. It feels good to get to that point. Hope you do soon.

    • Thank you! Congrats on getting where you want to be! Already the number I have completed is so freeing! I have projects (not started) and WIP (cut and/or sewn). It’s the WIPs I’m working on.

  3. Great finish! Good for you to have such a goal and stick to it. 😉


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